Oh goody. Lookie who Obama picked for his Veep:
Barack Obama is preparing to appear on stage Saturday afternoon with his running mate for the first time after announcing early in the morning that he had picked Delaware Sen. Joe Biden for the second spot on the Democratic presidential ticket.
Biden’s propensity for Obama-type gaffes oughta make this pairing real interesting:
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
Biden’s mouth will distract attention away from Obama’s character flaws, thus making him look better?
Biden’s ‘qualifications’ on foreign policy include an attempt to divide Iraq into three states:
In a strong rebuff to the Bush Administration on Iraq, the Senate overwhelming approved a plan by Biden that essentially calls for breaking Iraq into three sections: Kurd, Sunni, and Shia. While the amendment is nonbinding, it’s the first measure to pass, (vote was 75-23,) that goes against the administration’s war strategy.
Biden’s chief co-sponsor was Brownback. Fellow candidates Clinton and Dodd also supported the plan. Obama and McCain did not vote.
In a news conference after the vote, Biden said his plan is consistent with the Iraqi constitution which calls Iraq to be made up of “a decentralized capital, regions, and governorates, and local administrations.” Biden says this plan illustrates how to “end this war in a way that we are able to ultimately to bring our troops home and leave a stable Iraq behind… [that] is consistent with the Iraqi constitution.” He described it as “pushing on an open door.”
The Iraqi Parliament was understandably pissed at Biden’s moronic idea to Balkanize Iraq.
……The debate about a reply to the U.S. Senate resolution on the division of Iraq will be of top priority in Tuesday’s session,” Dr. Hanin al-Qadou, a legislator from the Shiite Unified Iraqi Coalition (UIC), told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI).
He expected the reply to be in “the form of a statement by the Iraqi parliament on this issue in view of the fact that enacting a legislation could take a long time.”
He pointed out that the matter does not even require enacting a law because the content of the American resolution flagrantly interfered in Iraq’s internal affairs, let alone its violation of the Iraqi constitution.
Qadou noted that the Iraqi constitution guarantees the country’s “territorial integrity and national sovereignty,” adding the Congress’ resolution “can never change Iraq’s settled national principles.”
He said the U.S. resolution “only aimed to cause Iraq to slide into the pits of a civil war only God knows when it will end.”
“It is the duty of all the national powers (in Iraq) to reject such an insolent resolution and to quickly announce their positions in the face of this trivializing with the sovereignty of Iraq,” he said.
Meanwhile, a media source in the Iraqi parliament said the 11th session of the 2nd legislative term will start on Tuesday to have the first and second readings of a number of draft laws.
Seven clerical and parliamentary powers that have the majority of the seats had called on Sunday for dedicating a session to debate a U.S. resolution that urged the division of Iraq.
The Senate resolution, which won the majority of 75 votes against 23, provides that Iraq would be divided into three Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni entities with a federal government in Baghdad undertaking the responsibilities of border security and management of oil proceeds.
The Senators who proposed the “non-binding” draft resolution considered that it was the “only solution” to grind to a halt acts of violence sweeping the war-scarred nation.
The acts of sectarian violence, in addition to the external influx of Al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists, ground to a halt thanks in part to the surge of U.S. Army combat operations, a tactic which the Democrats vehemently opposed and tried to block in 2007:
Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., the panel’s chairman, said the legislation is “not an attempt to embarrass the president. … It’s an attempt to save the president from making a significant mistake with regard to our policy in Iraq.”
Biden is like a slick used car salesman. You know he’s selling you an inferior product, but his spiel is soooooooo smooth.
Between Obama’s proven connections to terrorists and appeal to the world’s malefactors, and Biden’s contortionist ability to put his foot in his mouth along with his head up his ass, McCain should win in a landslide.